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Doreen Lorenzo

2016 Speaker

DOREEN LORENZO is a successful leader of global creative firms who advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues for decades. In March 2016 she was appointed clinical professor of design and director of the Center for Integrated Design, University of Texas-Austin. She is a co-founder of mobile video insights firm Vidlet, as well as a board member and advisor of several other startups, and a columnist for Fast Company, Co.Design and Medium. From 2013 to 2015 Lorenzo was president of Quirky, where she oversaw product development and operations for this fast-growing company. Prior to Quirky she worked at frog design for 16 years, including seven years as president. As a thought leader on design and innovation, Lorenzo is a frequent resource to various business publications. She has been featured in “ABC News,” Bloomberg Radio, Fast Company, Fortune, The New York Times and many other media. She served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies (2011-2012) and Emerging Multi Nationals (2013-2016). Lorenzo earned a master’s degree in communication and media studies from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in theater from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. @doreenl